MPs Slam Supreme Court Over LGBTQ Judgment

Written by on March 1, 2023

Members of the National Assembly now want the Supreme Court censured for what they say is attempting to legislate from the bench and issue judgments on LGBTQ to please Western Nations.

The leaders called on the bench to review its decision saying the judgement went against the cultural norm and risks tainting future generations.

The controversial Supreme Court judgment remained at the centre of discussions in parliament as legislators criticised the bench for giving a nod to the registration of LGBTQ associations saying it would taint the moral fabric of the nation.

“I take courage in the fact that only three judges of the Supreme Court decided so two dissented and two were not there, we will go back with the religious institutions and we will request the Supreme Court in its full bench of seven to review the decision,” said Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma.

Tongaren MP Dr John Chikati added: “As Parliament, we will institute a review of the ruling with a view of saving our young people from improper exposure.”

 “We shall go whichever heights possible including further constitutional amendment in parliament and a referendum if necessary,” Nyandarua Woman Representative Faith Gitau said.

”We call out those judges who voted that they are not for the interest of people or humanity,” stated Bashir Abdulahi of Mandera North.

The matter found its way to the floor of the house as members protested the apex court’s actions.

Daadab lawmaker Farah Maalim said, “Not only shall we come up with a motion of censure against the bench they want to legislate from the bench by giving decisions that favour western nations… they do not deserve to sit on the bench.”

“We need to look at the Supreme Court like America so that we balance supremacists… the best thing God create in the face of man is a woman,” Wilberforce Oundo, the MP for Funyula added.

Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah on his part reiterated that the country should shun legislations which injure the morals of its people.

“We must never allow our country to take up alien ideas and culture because we are a country that tends to copy good things from other countries, the penal code outlaws same-sex relations,” he noted.

“Leo tukiwapatia ruhusa ya kisheria wawe na makundi haya na kuzungumza mambo hayo Kenya tutakuwa upande gani, nangoja kuona kiongozi wa taifa akishtumu mambo haya,” Likoni  MP Mishi Mboko added.

The leaders urged the government not to bend the rules and accommodate foreign nations advancing the LGBTQ agenda in exchange for donations.

 “We should not be made slaves because we need funding from the west…I think the president should write immediately to the Attorney General to appeal this ruling,” Mavoko MP Patrick Makau stated.

Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno opined that the ruling goes against the stipulations of the law. He said: “The ruling by the court has gone against the constitution, it is null and void, article 11 is clear no same-sex marriage or relationship is allowed.”

Jackson Kosgey added: “We must take this to a referendum so that the people speak, we cannot be dictated by a civilisation which is at its lowest.”

But even as parliament states its intention to seek a review of the decision, questions abound on how this will be done since already Chief Justice Martha Koome during her tenure at the court of appeal had presided over the matter and backed it.

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